Did you ever want to tame a creature that can really help with taming other creatures? Yes? Most Ark players usually do. It’s a natural thing to want help with one of the most technical aspects of the game. The perfect tame is one with high taming effectiveness (no levels lost) and excellently balanced stats, essentially a breeder. This is possible with the Pachyrhinosaurus in Ark Survival Ascended. This humble herbivore will help you out with your tames, but it is a challenge to tame this creature. Anyway, if you are wondering how to tame a Pachyrhinosaurus in Ark Survival Ascended, make sure to read this guide until the end for more details.
Not much about taming has changed in Ark Survival Ascended from the original game. This game has typical creature tames like the Argent and the Anky but there are some changes to it as well. For starters, babies in the wild can now be tamed. You can also find them around their parents in the wild. These changes, while beneficial to the Ark community, introduce a new variety of ways to get the perfect tame, making the game more technical. Pachyrhinosaurs can help with that.
Ark Survival Ascended (ASA) Pachyrhinosaurus Taming Guide: How to tame & get it?
The Pachyrhinosaurus is a mid-sized herbivore found around the Island. They are slightly smaller than trikes but larger than creatures that can be picked up by an Argentavis, so you can already imagine that taming it is no easy task.
How to tame them?
They are knockout tames but there is a twist. They are passive until attacked, but when attacked, they use a special ability that makes creatures around you either attack you or enrage them, causing them to aggro you. Pachys also attack when provoked. Additionally, they also have trike headgear that reduces damage taken, so you will have to aim around the head. Apart from this, they lose torpor very quickly and eat only insect repellent. This is the long list of considerations that need to be taken care of when taming this creature in-game.
For these reasons, we think it is best to trap them. Once you set a trap, we recommend a 2×2 stone structure with 2 high walls (with windows) and a doorframe (singular) for you to get out. Once you trap them, make sure to pick up the ramps so no other creature can enter. Now, go around the area and kill anything that might interfere with the tame. Once done, you can start the process.
When attacked with tranq arrows (recommended) or darts, the pachy will release a pheromone that makes creatures nearby enraged and attack you, it, or each other. This causes a lot of chaos and can affect the tame. They have a large-ish health pool, so you can get away with using a crossbow to shoot tranq darts at them. You will need to bring along extra narcotics, however, because of how quickly they drop. Like trikes, you should aim for the legs or the body. This can make it easy to deal damage and knock it out. Once knocked out, feed it bug-repellent; you are going to need a lot of it. This is the preferred food for this creature and will lead to a perfect tame. If you don’t have bug repellent, you can also feed it Mejoberry.
Tips post tame?
The Pachy is a mid-tier dino overall. It gathers berries and thatch, a little wood like most herbivores. It also has okay health and stamina. The main use it has is the pheromones it releases. The calming pheromone, when used on an unconscious creature or near unconscious creature, will rapidly drain the food of the creature. This can make it very useful when taming other creatures since it can drain food. Apart from this, it has a decent knockback that can knock smaller creatures, like raptors, back and prevent them from attacking you. It is very useful if it is all you have to defend yourself with.
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